About Interior Recycling
Over 30 Years of Recycling Experience in Vernon, BC
The History of Interior Freight & Bottle Depot
70s to mid 90s
Interior Freight & Bottle Depot
Did you Know? From the 70s – mid 90s Interior Freight delivered Flour to Bakeries.
In the mid 70s a freight company was founded by Hank Aarsen as “Interior Freight Forwarding.”
In 1981 it became “Interior Freight & Bottle Depot.”
1991 to 1999
1991 – Soda/Beer Can densifying and processing.
1994 – The company decided to start taking large amounts of cardboard and grow its operations by adding recycling for Plastics, Jars, and Newspapers.
1996 – Deposit system expanded into Juice & Water Containers.
1998 – Deposit system expanded further into all other drink containers and wine & spirits.
2000 to 2009
2000 – Expanded into Paper Shredding.
2006 – Interior Freight & Bottle Depot decided to add “Interior Mobile Shredding” as a new division and service, Confidential Paper Shredding, to the North Okanagan area.
2008 – Interior Freight & Bottle Depot built a brand new facility to meet the demands and recycling needs of its customers.
2008 – Interior Freight & Bottle Depot started accepting Electronics for recycling.
2009 – Added Paint recycling.
“Environmental Leadership Award” – Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO)
2010 to present
2010 – Began recycling Styrofoam.
2011 – Started taking Small Appliances.
2012 – Now accepting Power Tools, Exercise Machines, and Hobby Machines
2013 – Expanded into Non Ferrous Scrap Metal
2014 – Expanded recycling services with introduction of Recycle BC
2015 – Awarded Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) recycling contract with the Regional District of North Okanagan
2016 – Chamber of Commerce Green Business of the Year Award
2018 – Other Flexible Packaging services added onto Recycle BC